Bethlehem Township, Clark County, Indiana

Louden Cemetery is located behind a farm, near what was the old Otto Store in Bethlehem Township.  The Kemp farm is located at the dead end of Goss Road, off Bethlehem-New Washington Road, in Section 1.  The cemetery is located at 38.5601°N, 85.4726°W, which is UTM 16 633080E 4268861N.  Click here for a topographical map of this site, courtesy of www.TopoZone.com.

Permission to visit the cemetery must be obtained from the property owner, but the gentleman we met on April 7, 2001, simply could not have been nicer or more accomodating.
Only a single monument is found here, though it is known that a good number of additional burials took place.  The site is meticulously maintained by descendants of the persons buried here and there is a right-angle patch of daffodils on one corner of the site.

There are a couple of other small markers found at the base of the single monument, but they bear no visible markings.  The single monument bears the following inscriptions:

JAMES L. LOUDEN   b. 10/6/1853   d. 03/28/1926
LAURA V. LOUDEN   b. 10/19/1852  d. 06/01/1908

In January 1999, Tammy Kemp <tlkemp@theremc.com> reported to us:

"This cemetery is located on my in-law's farm. You are correct there is only one marked headstone but i know there are more graves. I will ask my husband's grandmother and find out if she knows any of the other names. She grew up there."

I presently have no further information on this cemetery. This index was obtained from either the:
Jeffersonville Twp. Library     or      Charlestown Library

211 East Court Avenue                   51 Clark Road

Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130           Charlestown, Indiana  47111

Telephone:  (812) 285-5635              Telephone:  (812) 256-3337

E-mail: Dee Pavey

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